by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Bucket for Cement mix
Ice cream containers, bucket bottoms, large catering margarine containers, kitty litter trays, tin foil baking and pie trays.
Begin by mixing up the premix quick set cement which can be found at your local hardware store. Follow the instructions on your brand of cement mix.
Tap out any bubbles with gentle movement.
Have the children or yourself standby ready with sleeves rolled up and with petroleum jelly on their hands for protection from the cement (this will just wash off afterwards).
Pour the cement into the molds and tap it until it settles nice and flat and then have the children place their hand into the mold.
Alternatively the children can just decorate the stones with glass marbles or mosaic tiles.We used sticks to draw onto our stones rather then coming into contact with the cement.
Allow the stones to set before tapping them out of the molds. Wrap them up and attach one of these lovely poems.
When you step upon this stone
Just think about how much I’ve grown.
I made this in my own special way
To show you my love on mother’s day
This is to remind you
When all the years go by
That I’ll always love you
When times are low and high.
This stepping stone will survive
Through heat and snow and rain
Just like the love between us
It will never strain.
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